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Austin residents will redraw the council district boundaries.

Apply to be part of the process and shape Austin’s future.


Background

Austin has a process for residents to redraw the boundaries of the council districts every ten years. The boundaries of the council districts greatly impact Austin’s government and will shape how residents are represented for the next decade.

Get involved

There are two opportunities for Austin residents to be involved:

  1. Austin residents can apply to serve on the Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission. The Commission will draw the boundaries of Austin’s council districts.
  2. Certified Public Accountants can apply to serve on the Applicant Review Panel. The Panel will help select members for the Commission.

Residents can apply for the Panel or the Commission starting June 1, 2020.

Learn more

You can learn more about the process and apply on our website: https://redistrictatx.org/

You can also attend a virtual event. See more detailed information about our upcoming events below in our news feed.



Austin residents will redraw the council district boundaries.

Apply to be part of the process and shape Austin’s future.


Background

Austin has a process for residents to redraw the boundaries of the council districts every ten years. The boundaries of the council districts greatly impact Austin’s government and will shape how residents are represented for the next decade.

Get involved

There are two opportunities for Austin residents to be involved:

  1. Austin residents can apply to serve on the Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission. The Commission will draw the boundaries of Austin’s council districts.
  2. Certified Public Accountants can apply to serve on the Applicant Review Panel. The Panel will help select members for the Commission.

Residents can apply for the Panel or the Commission starting June 1, 2020.

Learn more

You can learn more about the process and apply on our website: https://redistrictatx.org/

You can also attend a virtual event. See more detailed information about our upcoming events below in our news feed.



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    How do we replace council members, since they don't seem to be for the people they represent.

    bg asked about 1 month ago

    The current redistricting process will affect future elections and how Austin residents are represented for the next decade. There are many ways you can participate in this process. You can apply to be on the Applicant Review Panel or Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission if you meet the eligibility requirements. You can review eligibility requirements and apply online on our website at redistrictatx.org. If you are not selected for either of these groups, the Commission will hold public sessions around Austin next year, where you can attend and provide feedback on the redrawing of the district lines.

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    There is free software that does this. You enter a population map and give it a starting point, for instance, CITY Hall, and it draws districts of equal population without considering race, sex, ethnicity, age, economic status, etc. etc. You need some people to do the work and some experienced auditors to be sure it's done accurately. Why do you want a Commission of people to bicker about these issue when the solution is right in front of you?

    Wastrel Wastrel asked about 1 month ago

    Thank you for your interest in the redistricting process. The requirements for the redistricting process are outlined in the City Charter. The Commission will decide on the new boundaries through an open and transparent process with many opportunities for public input. That input could include a recommendation to use a tool as you suggest. You can find more information about the City's redistricting process on our website at redistrictatx.org

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    Hello, I'm a part time City of Austin employee can I apply to the Commission?

    Trish Fraga asked about 1 month ago

    Hi Trish! Thanks for your question. Unfortunately you are not eligible to be on the Commission. Anyone who has been a paid City employee with the City of Austin within three years of their application date is not eligible. This includes temporary or part-time employees. We appreciate your interest and hope you will encourage others you know to apply!